Friday, February 16, 2007

More Nerd News in Brief

It’s been a busy week for your old pal Z., and it occurs to me that I probably haven’t given y’all enough of that sweet, nerdy goodness that you’ve come to expect from Hipster, please! of late. As such, I approach you humbly, meekly, with More Nerd News in Brief.

  • They are too!: You can currently download the new MC Lars track "White Kids Aren't Hyphy" for free from the Web site of San Francisco radio station Live 105. East Coast nerds can also catch Lars at the following venues: Feb.16 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room, Feb.17 Orlando, FL @ The Social, Feb.18 Gainesville, FL @ 1982 Bar, Feb.19 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade, Feb.20 Knoxville, TN @ Blue Cats, Feb.21 Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java, Feb. 22 Virginia Beach, VA @ The Jewish Mother, Feb.23 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church, and Feb.24 Bound Brook, NJ @ Hamilton Street Café. Additional dates are available at Lars’s site.
  • Party Without Me: Don’t forget that Emergency Pizza Party will be playing a free show on February 24th at A Comic Shop in Winter Park, Florida. Also, please remember to buy the books before you read ‘em. It ain’t a fuckin’ library!
  • Look at his mouth!: EPP member and all-around fascinating fellow MC Wreckshin will release a new full-length album for free download on April 1st. You can preview the title track, “Nerdcore Supervillian,” at Wreckshin’s MySpace.
  • In case you missed it: If you like super-geeky rhymes with the smooth lyrical flow and solid hip-hop bite of Deltron and Metamystiks, I would wholeheartedly recommend you check out the MySpace of a certain LogicOne. Both “Mech’s Eye View” and “Comic Shop Rock” are personal favorites.
  • In case you missed it Pt. 2: The rabid Spamtec fans over at G4’s The Feed posted a webcam interview with “nerdcore rapper and hacker supreme YTCracker” to their show’s blog last week. In addition to repping nerdcore and talking about his hacker past, YT also does an impromptu live performance of “The Feed Theme Song.”
  • Embrace the ambiguity: I was recently invited by one of my favorite new-gen nerdcore artists to help out with an exciting new, non-musical project. Though we’re still in the early planning stages, it looks like said project may become part of a new regular feature for Hipster, please! I can say no more.
  • Creeping toward legitimacy: There’s a new edition of Nerdcore News currently available for your viewing pleasure. I’m a big fan of Gabriel and Syn’s work, so I was delighted to find my own little interview with mc chris got a mention. Continuing my grand tradition of ending these news segments with someone else’s hard work, I’ve embedded the video below.

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